Applying for Fellows
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 season. If you are interested in applying as a sophomore in 2021, more information will be available in the early spring semester.
The Benefits of Being a Fellow
With this distinction, Fellows are able to:
- Include a Capstone Fellow status on their college transcript.
- Continue to apply for travel, research and education grants through Capstone.
- Wear a Capstone Scholars Fellows honors stole at graduation.
- Celebrate your accomplishments and share your Capstone Story at our annual Capstone Fellows Colloquium.
- Become a part of an expanded professional network of Fellows.
To join the ranks of the Capstone Scholars Fellows, you must first be in good standing with our program. If you missed a requirement deadline, you must make up that requirement by the appropriate deadline the following semester in order to retain your good standing. If you are unsure of your status, please contact your consultant or email our front desk.
- Complete your C.A.P. (Connect, Academics and Personal Challenge) requirements each semester.
- Complete UNIV 101 (or other approved course) with at least a “B” during your first semester.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
- Be in good conduct standing with the University.
- Be an active member of a student organization.
- Receive a recommendation from a faculty member.
- You can ask for a letter of recommendation or use our provided recommendation form, and the completed document will be uploaded through the application.
- Ways to reach out to faculty can include taking them Out-to-Lunch, meeting with them during office hours, working with them on research, or through your own initiative.
- Please note that recommendations cannot be from staff at the Capstone Scholars Program or U101 instructors.
- Participate in at least one of the following programs to better connect with our Gamecock
- Capstone Service Team Civic Engagement Trainings (visit our calendar to learn more)
- Safe Zone Workshop
- Trans Advocacy Workshop
- Green Zone Training
- Suicide Prevention Gatekeeping Training
- Trauma 101 (follow SHS social media to learn more)
- Recovery Ally Workshop
- Sustainability Workshop
- Intercultural Training
- Social Justice Program
- Student Leadership and Diversity Conference (SLDC)
- Diversity Dialogues
- Diversity Retreat
- Complete at least one of the following core experiences:
- Serve in a leadership position on campus which you applied for, were selected for, and/or elected into (at least one semester).
- Participate in any credit-bearing study abroad experience that is approved by the University of South Carolina.
- Conduct undergraduate research (at least one semester).
- Get an internship, co-op or substantive work experience (12 weeks/ 240 hours or more).
- Take a 3-credit hour service learning class.